If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? – Hebrews 7:11


Are you a person who’s never quite satisfied because you can’t attain perfection? I have good news for you! Perfection is unattainable, so you can rest from your efforts. Yes, excellence is a worthy goal, but perfection is nothing but pure fiction! You’re not perfect, and neither is your spouse, your children, your boss, or your coworkers. Not even your dog is perfect.

Nevertheless, if you’re a perfectionist, you’ll be quicker to judge rather than show mercy. Most perfectionists end up correcting other people rather than connecting with other people.

If you struggle with this, remember relationships are always more important than regulation, so be careful not to push yourself and the people in your life toward perfection. Lay down your spears, tear down those walls, and step forward to discover that it’s perfectly fine to be human in every area of life.

– Steve Arterburn

Perfection consists in one thing only: doing the will of God.– St Vincent de Paul


One Comment

  1. Tommy Blake September 30, 2014 at 6:48 am - Reply

    My perfectionism, lack of humility, shyness, and lack of sharing my inner self with most anyone has led to many train wrecks throughout my life. My slow emerging out of my cocoon 11 years ago in a recovery community church, my learning from such as Cloud and Townscend on boundaries and most recent my interface with AlAnon and continuing uwork listening to New Life etc has changed my life- away from impossible perfectionism and toward being real and having conversations is such a new life for me. I burn w passion to have conversations w my fellow man- and who’d a thought. I am this little old carpenter design build contractor who has a total change in prioities in my life. Freedom. About time i am 61. On a roll. Godspeed

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